Sixteen Beaufort County teachers got an unexpected surprise Thursday when they found out they won Innovative Teacher Grants.
Armed with balloons and oversized checks, the Foundation for Educational Excellence delivered the good news in person to each school.
The grants ranged from $115 to $500 for different projects. The grants totaled more than $5,300.
"I just want to say 'thank you'. I mean, it's a big deal to get the grant. A lot of people applied; a lot of great ideas are out there, and I'm just proud to be the one they selected," said Alicia Weaver, an English teacher at H.E. McCracken School.
The Foundation for Educational Excellence was established in 2007.
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